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George L. Sillman First World War correspondence

 Collection — Box: WWI 3, Folder: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: 2017-201-w-rd

Scope and Contents

This collection is available online in Chapman University's Digital Commons: https://digitalcommons.chapman.edu/glsillman_correspondence/

This collection contains two correspondence written by Sergeant George L. Sillman, Machine Gun Company, 2nd Washington Infantry, during the First World War. Both letters were written on the same day and sent to members of his family. The first letter was addressed to his sister, Grace, and the second letter was addressed to his father.

Subjects of the correspondence consist of the activities of Sillman's family in Spokane, Washington and the activities of Sillman while stationed at Tacoma, Washington, around the time of construction of Camp Lewis (now known as Fort Lewis). In the letter addressed to Grace, Sillman drew a picture of a new mess hall for the servicemen.

Dates

  • 1917 June 25

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.

Biographical / Historical

George L. Sillman was born in Spokane, WA (date unknown) and died in 1940, where he was interred in the Sillman family mausoleum at Greenwood Cemetery in Spokane, WA. Sillman was the uncle of the donor, Mary G. Grammer, and was the brother of Grace E. Sillman, mother of the donor and also one of the letter recipients in the collection.

Extent

.08 Linear feet (1 folder)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection contains two correspondence written by Sergeant George L. Sillman, Machine Gun Company, 2nd Washington Infantry, during the First World War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mary G. Grammer

Title
Finding Aid for the George L. Sillman First World War correspondence
Status
Completed
Author
John Encarnacion
Date
8/23/2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
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Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Contact:
Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States